Kia’s V2G ambitions hobbled by EV infrastructure lag

Lack of smart chargers may crimp the South Korean OEM’s hopes of giving its EV fleet a competitive edge

Kia’s V2G ambitions hobbled by EV infrastructure lag
The Kia EV9 is expected to go on sale this year

Hyundai-owned Kia has announced that its new EV9, which is scheduled to hit the market this year, will have vehicle-to-grid (V2G) capabilities. The firm’s newest EV will come with Kia’s smart charging technology, allowing for simple unidirectional charging, vehicle-to-home/building (V2H/B) including connecting to a domestic battery, and V2G external power supply.


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